Cakewalk V-Studio 100Item ID: VStudio100
Portable Music Production Studio with 8-in/6-out USB 2.0 Audio Interface, Live Mixer with Effects, Standalone SD Recorder, and DAW Control Surface - Mac/PC
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Performing and Recording? This Is for YouWith Cakewalk's V-Studio 100, you'll have everything you need to turn your ideas into full productions - plus record band practices and mix shows! It's a complete practice, studio and stage solution. That's because V-Studio 100 comes with the VS-100 - a USB 2.0 audio interface, studio control surface, live mixer, and computer-free SD recorder in one. It even has built-in effects, so you can professionally mix your live show. Finally, you'll get pro production DAW software to develop your songs - it all comes with V-Studio 100.
Cakewalk V-Studio 100 Portable Music Production Studio at a Glance:
All-in-one audio recording solution - software, interface, control surface!
From project start to finish, trust Cakewalk's V-Studio 100 to equip you with a full professional workflow. With it, you get the powerful VS-100 audio interface with an integrated control surface - it works within any native DAW, including SONAR, Logic, Ableton Live, and Cubase. Of course, you can always use the included SONAR VS creative production environment to get started, if you don't have a DAW of choice. Beyond all that, V-Studio 100 comes with the VS Production Pack - it has a bunch of professional virtual instruments and effects, so you can start crafting and refining your productions.
USB audio interface gives you plenty of I/O for your projects
At the heart of the V-Studio 100 system is the VS-100. This feature-packed device pulls triple-duty as a 8-channel audio interface, a computer-free live mixer/SD recorder, and a full-fledged DAW control surface. To start, though, let's take a look at through the audio interface lens. Thanks to its USB 2.0 port, it sends audio into your Mac or PC at high speeds. Two channels sport XLR microphone preamps (with phantom power) as well as 1/4" TRS line inputs, so you can bring in your choice of sources. The V-Studio 100 VS-100's additional inputs come in the form of two TRS inputs and two RCA inputs, and two channels over a digital coaxial input. That's a lot of recording capability. And on the output side, you've got flexibility as well: six analog outputs (four on TRS, two on RCA) let you send out audio to a pair of studio monitors and a handheld recorder at the same time - whatever your needs require.
VS-100 doubles as a computer-free live mixer/SD recorder!
Lots of us spend part of our time in the studio; the other part of the time we're out jamming with friends or performing a show. But, many audio investments lock you into one place or the other, forcing you to load up on separate gear for each application. The cool thing about the Cakewalk V-Studio 100 is that the heart of it - the VS-100 - is ready to handle all of those environments. It works as a computer-free standalone mixer, making it easy to dial in sounds at the show or tweak levels at band practice. In fact, four kinds of onboard reverb, six channels of EQ, and six channels of compression give you all the right tools to get a great-sounding live mix - just adjust them all via the helpful LCD display (the display also shows you meter levels - sweet, right?). But, maybe the even cooler part is, the V-Studio 100 VS-100's also got a built-in SD card recorder, meaning you can press one button and record the jam session or gig straight to SD. You can even play back audio from the V-Studio 100 VS-100's SD card - so, maybe you want to play along with backing tracks, or use its built-in metronome to rehearse a song in time. Finally, once you connect the V-Studio 100 to your computer via USB, you can quickly transfer all of that recorded audio to your DAW - then edit it, mix it, mash it, master it... whatever you want to do.
Integrated control surface works with any DAW
If you're an audio production fiend, you'll love the VS-100's integrated control surface. It works with any DAW via Mackie's control protocol - so you can bring it into whatever workflow you're rocking right now. Onboard, there's a 100mm motorized, touch-sensitive fader for writing automation and making precise level adjustments. Then, 5 rotary encoders and 11 buttons let you take control of such essential functions as level, panning, EQ, and more. The V-Studio 100's VS-100 is rounded out by a full transport control section. Nice.
DAW comes included: you get the powerful SONAR VS production environment
You don't need anything to get making music: it's all inside the Cakewalk V-Studio 100 package. The included DAW (for Windows only) is a powerful version of SONAR, SONAR VS. It lets you record, edit, and mix your songs with professional tools - you can tweak up to 64 audio tracks and unlimited MIDI tracks. On top of that, five Roland virtual instruments are included, as are 12 studio-quality effects. V-Studio 100's SONAR VS DAW also makes it really easy to burn your tracks to CD or upload them to the web, so you can share them on MySpace.
Included VS Production Pack loads you up with pro effects and instruments
There's nothing like having a bunch of fun music software tools to get creative with - and you'll get a full onslaught of them with Cakewalk SONAR V-Studio 100. Included are a suite of four effects tool and six virtual instruments for Mac and Windows - and they sound awesome. The VX-64 vocal strip helps you snag radio-ready vocal tracks, and you can use the Boost 11 Peak Limiter, and Channel Tools to further develop your sound. On the virtual instrument front, V-Studio 100 makes guitar tones available, courtesy Native Instruments Guitar Rig 3 LE. Then, you can come up with rich string sections and screaming synth parts with Dimension LE and Rapture LE. Also included are Studio Instruments sets for bass, drums, electric piano, and strings.
Cakewalk V-Studio 100 Portable Music Production Studio Features:
Cakewalk V-Studio 100 VS-100 USB 2.0 Audio Interface Features:
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Cakewalk SONAR V-Studio 100 VS-100 Digital Mixer Features:
Cakewalk SONAR V-Studio 100 VS-100 SD Recorder Features:
Cakewalk SONAR V-Studio 100 VS Production Pack Includes:
Cakewalk SONAR V-Studio 100 SONAR VS DAW Features:
The Cakewalk V-Studio 100 takes care of all your needs: in the studio, at practice, and on the stage!
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Chrystal, McMinnville, TN
Reviewsbased on 3 reviews
Excellent Compact Audio Interface, Digital Mixer, DAW Control Surface, & Portable Recorder
by Mike from Washington D.C.I've been interested in building a small portable studio based around two laptops running 32-bit Windows Vista and 64-bit Windows 7 both with Cakewalk Sonar Studio 8.5.3 running many different VST and... read more [+] VSTi's. All of my Windows PCs are optimized for audio, using tools such as Thesycon DPC Latency Checker and Resplendence LatencyMon.
November 7, 2011
Music Background: Part-Time Recording Engineer, DJ, Musician
For Live DJ and small gigs, I wanted an audio interface with enough inputs to connect one hardware synth, one hardware guitar processor, one acoustic or bass guitar direct, and a mic. So I needed a multi-channel audio interface with good audio quality and rock-solid drivers with low latency since I also use several software-synths and effects plug-ins live.
After owning and testing a MOTU 828 mk3 Hybrid, MOTU UltraLite mk3 Hybrid, and a Native Instruments Audio Kontrol 1, I found that the MOTU units had excellent audio quality, but the Windows drivers were not acceptable regarding latency and stability. The NI interface didn't have enough I/O plus I couldn't get acceptable stability at low latencies either. I never could get my hands on a RME unit, they are supposed to have rock-solid drivers.
So I bought this Cakewalk VS-100 and it really surprised me - the drivers, which Roland calls "VS-Streaming Technology" are indeed rock-solid with very low latencies when running multiple soft-synths and effects plug-ins simultaneously. With Cakewalk Sonar set at 24-bit 44.1kHz, the drivers are much more stable with lower latency compared with the MOTU and NI interfaces. It's D/A converter audio quality isn't quite as clear and pristine as the MOTU units, but it's noticeably better than the NI Audio Kontrol 1, plus the frequency response is on par with the MOTU units.
As a multi-channel audio interface, it doesn't have as many I/O as the MOTU units plus there is no complex routing for the digital mixer when used without a computer like the MOTU units have - it seems you must have a computer attached and your DAW running to use Outputs 3/4 and 5/6 on the VS-100.
In addition to the multi-channel audio interface, there is a small control surface for Sonar and other DAWs with a motorized fader, transport controls, track select buttons, track arm, mute, solo buttons, marker and loop buttons, plus ACT which allows you to assign the hardware knobs to control software parameters. All of these hardware controls work flawlessly in Sonar and really do increase productivity.
The digital mixer section has just enough knobs for control over your audio input levels, plus there is a separate compressor and EQ each for Inputs 1 through 6, and a global reverb with send levels. When disconnected to your computer, it can function as a 2-track recorder using SD-HC cards - I am using a 16GB and it works like it should and the audio quality is good.
The mic preamps are pretty good, on par with the MOTU units and the hardware compressors and EQs are pretty good as well. The reverb is usable, but doesn't have very many parameters to fine tune it's sound.
All in all it's a great device and it's driver stability with low latencies really did impress me. I will keep the bigger rack-mounted MOTU 828 mk3 Hybrid for recording live bands who have no need for real-time VST effects processing, but for smaller gigs and Live DJ, the Cakewalk VS-100 is the best choice for me. close [-]
by Gregg Morgan fromWant to practice guitar, vocals or other instrument to backing tracks without having to be connected to a computer? That's why I got the V-Studio 100 and that's exactly what it does for me. It is a... read more [+] very well made device, typical Roland quality and works as advertised.
April 20, 2012
It has a nice six input mixer, an SD card recorder and a DAW interface section that works when connected to a computer via USB. The box comes with SONAR VS, and NI's Guitar Rig 3.
Although I can't find any "properties" data on the Guitar Rig 3 program I'm pretty sure it's a 32-bit version which would explain why it will not work as a VST in SONAR VS while running on my 64-bit laptop. That's pretty frustrating, however, the GR3 works just fine with the VS-100 while running as a stand-alone app. That's too bad.
I also had to download a 64-bit Windows 7 driver for the VS-100. The one in the box wouldn't work with my machine...Vista or XP only. A quick Goog search found what I needed on the RolandUS website and the downloaded driver works perfectly.
The VS-100 sound is very good, for a product in this price range and the interface is pretty easy to get used to and use. You can also play a .WAV backing track from an SD card and record what you play along with it. That's nice. The unit accepts SDHC cards as its storage medium and I think it can take up to 16 GB although the documentation doesn't say. I know it works with 8GB for sure.
For me this was a good purchase, well worth the money to get some much needed mobility. It's nice not to have to light off the whole studio just to practice with a backing track and it's nice to be able to do that and include a few of friends just about anywhere you've got a wall plug. close [-]
Excellent piece of hardware
by Gary F from Trinidad & Tobago, CaribbeanThis is a great all in one, wonder box. A true "swiss army knife". I bought this as a replacement when my Tascam Fw-1082 was out of commission. I now have my Tascam back up as the stand alone work sta... read more [+]tion and my V-studio as my studio on the go. It connects flawlessly with my DAW and it's powerful MIC ins pick up band instruments and vocals as clear as glass.The VS100 also records perfectly to my SD card without a laptop if you choose. I must admit, at first the small size was a deterrent especially coming from working with a Tascam board with 9 flying faders. But it shows that technology has arrived where equipment can be smaller and still do everything and in some cases, more than the "big boys". close [-]
June 28, 2011
Music Background: Recording Engineer, Guitarist.
Cakewalk V-Studio 100
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